Dyslexia Awareness Month 2019: Events Throughout Canada

October 7, 2019 by dccinc

Dyslexia is a learning disability defined by difficulty in understanding written text and how it translates to sounds and meanings. This primarily affects the parts of the brain that process language. It’s estimated that between 7 to 17 percent of people in the world have some form of dyslexia/reading disability and research has suggested that it may be hereditary. Difficulty in reading comprehension, writing, and Math are common indicators of this disability. October is Dyslexia Awareness Month and throughout Canada, there are a number of events where you can learn about this disability along with ways you can help the community.

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Below are some of these Dyslexia Events for the month:

Wednesday, October 9, 2019; 6:30 – 9:00 pm (CDT)
Name: What is Dyslexia? & A Simulation of Dyslexia Workshop
Where: Launch Coworking – Southside, 200-1460 Chevrier Blvd, Winnipeg, Mb R3T 1Y6
Presenter: Dyslexia Awareness Committee
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-is-dyslexia-a-simulation-of-dyslexia-workshop-october-9-2019-tickets-73836630349

Tuesday, October 22, 2019; 7:00 – 8:30 pm (EDT)
Name: Workshop — every Child Can Learn to Read
Where: Ottawa Public Library, 101 Centrepointe Dr, Ottawa, ON
Presenter: Decoding Dyslexia Ontario (Ottawa Branch)
Website: https://www.dyslexiacanada.org/events/2019/10/22/workshop-every-child-can-learn-to-read

Thursday, October 24, 2019; 6:30 – 9:00 pm (MDT)
Name: Documentary Screening — Embracing Dyslexia
Where: Globe Cinema, 617 8 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB T2P 1H1
Presenter: Decoding Dyslexia Alberta
Website: https://www.dyslexiacanada.org/events/2019/10/24/documentary-screening-embracing-dyslexia

Saturday, October 26, 2019; 7:00 – 9:00 pm (CDT)
Name: Mark it Read for Dyslexia -Winnipeg
Where: CN Stage and Field1, Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4X1
Presenter: Dyslexia Canada
Website: https://www.dyslexiacanada.org/markitread 

Sunday, October 27, 2019; 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (MDT)
Name: Workshop — Could it be Dyslexia
Where: Calgary Central Library 800 3 St SE, Calgary Alberta T2G 2E7
Presenter: Decoding Dyslexia Alberta and Dyslexia Canada
Website: https://www.dyslexiacanada.org/events/2019/10/27/workshop-could-it-be-dyslexia

Tuesday, October 29, 2019; 7:30 – 8:30 pm (EDT)
Name: The good, the bad and the ugly: Urgently informing school leadership of effective (and ineffective) reading instruction
Where: Webinar
Presenter: Nancy Young B.A., M.Ed. (Special Education); International Dyslexia Association — Ontario Branch
Website: https://www.idaontario.com/webinar-registration-nancy-young/

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